About 6% of social housing tenants in Britain affected by changes to benefits partly designed to cut under-occupancy have moved home, BBC research suggests.

Ministers claim the policy – dubbed a bedroom tax by critics – frees up big homes and saves the taxpayer £1m a day.

Employment Minister Esther McVey said the government was “on track” to reach its target of 30% by 2017.

Shadow employment minister Stephen Timms said the policy had been a “disaster” and should be scrapped.

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